Deputy Project Manager - Rail Systems - Sacramento, CA

Sacramento, California
27 Oct 2016
24 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Division Mobility (MO)
Job Type Regular

Business Unit Mobility (MO)
Job Time Full-Time

Functional Area ENG - Engineering
Experience Level Mid Level

Req ID 159352
Required Education Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

Location CA - Sacramento
Required Travel 25%

Division Description
The Siemens Mobility Division provides efficient and integrated transportation of people and goods by rail and road - all products, solutions and services regarding mobility are handled by the Mobility Division.

Job Description
Siemens Rail Systems Company

Siemens is a global leader in electrical engineering and electronics. By uniting leading-edge technology and the expertise of talented people, Siemens is able to bring to market the most comprehensive range of new ideas and innovations for Rail Vehicles. Siemens Rail Systems focuses on the design, systems integration and manufacturing of light rail vehicles and locomotives



Siemens Rail Systems is seeking a professional Deputy Project Manager with solid experience.

The Deputy Project Manager will assist the Project Manager in the execution of light rail projects ranging from $10M to $200+M in value and durations from 3-5 years. The Deputy Project Manager is responsible for project work during phases including proposals, planning, design, procurement, manufacturing, commissioning, and customer acceptance. Duties include directing resources in a matrix structured organization, while meeting goals for customer satisfaction, cost, schedule and quality. This position reports to the Project Manager.


• Profit & loss for assigned projects.
• Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential problems, and devise contingency plans.
• Lead customer negotiations for changes in scope, cost and schedule.
• Monitor and control project scope, schedule, budget, risks and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
• Effectively communicate and manage project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
• Develop and maintain customer relationships.
• Develop and deliver monthly project reports, customer progress reports, customer change proposals, and presentations to management and internal / external customers.
• Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
• Identify and resolve issues/conflicts within the project team.
• Support customer sales channel activities

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:

• Required education: High School Diploma or GED required.
• Required experience: 1 to 3 years of successful project management experience.
• Required travel: 25%
• Other requirements:
o  Excellent technical, oral and written communication skills; must be able to demonstrate presentation skills.
o Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without the need for current or future sponsorship.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
• Preferred education: Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or other engineering relevant to heavy/capital equipment manufacturing.
• Preferred experience:
o Project management experience in the manufacturing of heavy machinery.
o Technical experience with rail vehicle project management, engineering or manufacturing preferred.
• Other preferences:
o PMI PMP certification is a plus.

Siemens encourages qualified long-term unemployed individuals to apply for open positions.

Offer of employment with Siemens is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screen, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

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